Friday, May 18, 2007
The Recovery of his Majesty in the Year 1789 by Benjamin West, The Royal Collection, England.
West was born in Phliadelphia and was largely self-taught, although he did study painting. He was a friend of Benjamin Franklin, whose portrait he painted and eventually moved to England to paint for King George III who is pictured here. Don't you love the heavens shining as the he returns to the throne.
Thank you to all who sent along their good wishes I am recovering and am doing very well.